CMU theater trio earns Kennedy Center honors
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A Carnegie-Mellon University trio earned honors today at the 42nd annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.
The first Paul Stephen Lim Asian-American Playwriting Award, including $2,500, membership in the Dramatists Guild of America, and a professional development residency, went to Edgar Mendoza for his play "Blue Note Run." Mr. Mendoza earned a Carnegie Mellon M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing last year.
Dean Poynor and Julie Tosh of CMU earned two of three Playwrights' Center Development Workshop Grants.
"Orphan Train" by Ms. Tosh (CMU Class of '09) was one of the featured performances at the Kennedy Center's Short Play Festival. Mr. Poyner, a second-year grad student in Dramatic Writing, has been selected as a Core Member Apprentice at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis for the 2010-11 season.
With eight regional festivals and the national festival, the Kennedy Center provides an opportunity for college and university theater departments to present work, especially new or student-written work, and to receive outside assessment and recognition.
First Published April 21, 2010 5:52 pm